Book :: Dune

By: Frank Herbert
Pages: 608
Published: 1965
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Rating: (16)


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Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism,...

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Portia Portia

Oct 23rd, 2018

forline forline

here's another one that I didn't read in my teens.....and what a waste of all those years I could have been remembering it fondly. Finally read it and loved it! Won't read the follow-ons; this was enough!

Jan 4th, 2018

Hammer2665 Hammer2665

Jun 2nd, 2017

D-Train D-Train

A classic sci-fi series. This book led to several following books in the series. You can't do that if the first book in a series didn't grab your interest and make you want more. This book does that. I've read it twice, 30 years apart! Still satisfying after all these years.

Jun 4th, 2016

sanayhs sanayhs

Dec 28th, 2015

Jsscnewman Jsscnewman

One of the greatest series ever, but why are the rest of the collection not included? I searched Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, and now I'm reading God Emperor of Dune, but nothing comes up.

Jul 2nd, 2015

bryanoz bryanoz

Jun 25th, 2015

dkbunnell dkbunnell

The book (not the movie) is one of the best science fiction stories of all time, in my humble opinion.

Feb 25th, 2015

jwk jwk

Dec 12th, 2014

Anca Anca

Nov 27th, 2014

acpac2004 acpac2004

Jul 25th, 2014


Dec 23rd, 2013

st4rrlight st4rrlight

Most Excellent. Very enveloping, a good read, extremely hard to put down once you begin. I still think the spice was cinnamon.....

Aug 10th, 2013

rconawa rconawa

A classic sci-fy tale. It will grab your attention and keep you going throughout the entire book. A David and Goliath type tale for the fate of a planet and the universe.

Mar 25th, 2013

aishae aishae

Interesting book. Their clothing system which recycles urine so they can drink it again is still on my mind...

Mar 4th, 2013

TheUberKevlar TheUberKevlar

Awesome book! Some of the best science fiction out there!

Feb 15th, 2013

Dune appears on these lists...

52nd on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

39th on The Big Read by BBC

51st on Books of the Century by Waterstone

48th on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books